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Jerome Dale LambertJerome Dale “Jerry” Lambert, of Augusta, Michigan died Friday, July 2, 2021, at the age of 79 of a stroke. He was born February 12, 1942, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Jurien Paul “Bud” Lambert and Virginia Anna “Ginny” (Snyder) Lambert. He attended Richland area schools and had the distinct pleasure, and very memorable experience, of having Hazel Wildermuth as his teacher. Jerry worked as a Pressman for over 30 years at the Michigan Carton Corporation - you have probably eaten cereal out of a box he printed. A lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo and the Battle Creek area, Jerry was a car guy! A day would not pass without him talking about cars. He had the pleasure of living during one of the greatest eras of car history, the muscle car era. These cars did not have good brakes, handle well, or get good gas mileage, but they will always be recognized as being a significant part of American automobile history. While Jerry’s last car was not the most famous of the muscle cars, it did leave a mark on the automotive culture. At his passing he owned the Big Block Chevrolet Nova. Jerry is preceded in death by his father Bud in 1997, his mother Ginny in 2000, and his brother Ron in 2008. Surviving are his son Stephen Blair Lambert (Karen) of Richland, MI, his granddaughter Blair Elizabeth Woerfel (Markus) of Chicago, IL, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax-deductible donation in his name to the Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060. (269)671-5089. https://gilmorecarmuseum.org/support/donate While visiting Jerry’s tribute page, please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Lambert family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, Michigan 49087. (269)679-5622.
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Richard Myers Jul 15 2021 11:42 PM
Steve and Karen, thinking of you and the family. Jerry was a great friend and a joy to talk with. He always had wonderful stories about his younger years, his work places, his cars and racing days, the fun you had up north, and just life in general. He was a great problem solver and offered his opinion on several situations. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. Condolences to you all.
Bill & Celeste Etheridge Jul 11 2021 8:39 AM
We met Jerry in the early 70's riding motorcycles with a group of friends. Ran into him years later when he was dating my sister. Always willing to play cards even though he didn't know the game, went Christmas shopping at night in a blizzard, ice cream at Gull Lake, etc. We will miss him. Gary & Janie Farmer
Janie Farmer Jul 10 2021 5:38 PM
I miss you alot you would always teach me how to fix stuff and you always worried that where ever I was it was going to be dark so you always had a light for me flashlight head lamp you didn't want me to be in the dark you only spanked me once cause I was being a asshole and I stopped you always treated me fair and you always loved me we didn't say it alot cause that wasn't said amongst men when you was growing up you'll always be in my heart till I die Steve if your reading this please reach out to me or Blair please let me get a t shirt or something with his scent I beg you I don't want anything of his just an old t shirt
Jason Lumbert Jul 10 2021 3:54 PM
I work with jerry for 30 years at michigan carton co, we had alot of good times, there, he was a joy to work with, may he rest in peace, a friend always jerry vanderveen
Jerry vanderveen Jul 10 2021 10:17 AM
I remember Jerry as we were in Yorkville Elementary School together under Hazel Wildermuth. Jerry was always a friendly guy and everyone liked him. My brothers knew him well-Don & Harry Macomber as they were friends and hung out together at car shows. My condolences go to his family and I will always remember him.
Mary Esther Macomber Jul 9 2021 12:01 PM
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